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Like for Likes (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Choi Ji Woo (Actor) | Yoo Ah In (Actor) | Kang Ha Neul (Actor) | Lee Mi Yeon (Actor)
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Social media has become an essential part of life and the major platform for communication. Directed by Park Hyun Jin (Lovers of Six Years) and written by Yoo Young Ah (Miracle in Cell No. 7), the all-star romantic comedy Like for Likes brings three couples together through social media. The first couple is portrayed by Yoo Ah In (The Throne) and Lee Mi Yeon (A Company Man), who star as an arrogant top star and a fussy hit-making screenwriter. Kim Joo Hyuk (The Servant) and Choi Ji Woo, who returns to the silver screen seven years after Actresses, play the second couple – a meddling chef and a homeless flight attendant. Appearing as the youngest couple, Kang Ha Neul (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet) takes the role of a deaf composer while Esom (Scarlet Innocence) is a TV drama producer.

Actor No Jin Woo (Yoo Ah In) shot to fame with a hit drama by renowned screenwriter Cho Kyung Ah (Lee Mi Yeon). After three years of military service, he returns to showbiz but refuses to collaborate with Kyung Ah again. Discovering that Kyung Ah has a son, he wonders whether he is the kid's father. However, Kyung Ah denies it and even blocks him on social media.

Husband-to-be Jung Sung Chan (Kim Joo Hyuk), a Japanese restaurant chef, rents an apartment from flight attendant Ham Joo Ran (Choi Ji Woo) but gets dumped before his wedding. Meanwhile, Joo Ran gets ripped off and suddenly has no place to stay. Hence, they start living together and develop a warm friendship.

Talented songwriter Lee Soo Ho (Kang Ha Neul) lost his hearing after a car accident when he was a high school student. One day, he encounters drama producer Jang Na Yeon (Esom) and they have a great time together. They communicate with each other through social media and start dating. However, Soo Ho struggles to tell Na Yeon about his disability.

This edition comes with commentaries, making-of, deleted scenes, character video and trailers.

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Product Title: Like for Likes (DVD) (Korea Version) 放閃男女 (DVD) (韓國版) 放闪男女 (DVD) (韩国版) 好きになって (DVD) (韓国版) 좋아해줘 (DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 請點讚 请点赞
Artist Name(s): Choi Ji Woo (Actor) | Yoo Ah In (Actor) | Kang Ha Neul (Actor) | Lee Mi Yeon (Actor) | Esom (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyuk (Actor) 崔 智友 (Actor) | 劉亞仁 (Actor) | 姜河那 (Actor) | 李美妍 (Actor) | Esom (Actor) | 金柱赫 (Actor) 崔 智友 (Actor) | 刘亚仁 (Actor) | 姜河那 (Actor) | 李美妍 (Actor) | Esom (Actor) | 金柱赫 (Actor) チェ・ジウ (Actor) | ユ・アイン (Actor) | カン・ハヌル (Actor) | イ・ミヨン (Actor) | イ・ソム (Actor) | キム・ジュヒョク (Actor) 최지우 (Actor) | 유아인 (Actor) | 강하늘 (Actor) | 이 미연 (Actor) | 이솜 (Actor) | 김주혁 (Actor)
Director: Park Hyun Jin 朴賢真 朴贤真 パク・ヒョンジン 박현진
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Injoingan
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1051499378

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좋아해줘 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format:1.85 :1 Anamorphic widescreen
*Sound Mix:Dolby Digital 5.1
*Extras:
- Commentary by 박현진 감독, 이미연, 최지우, 김주혁, 유아인, 강하늘, 이솜
- 메이킹 필름
- 삭제장면
- 캐릭터 영상
- 티저 예고편
- 메인 예고편

*Director:박현진

- Commentary by 박현진 감독, 이미연, 최지우, 김주혁, 유아인, 강하늘, 이솜
- 모든 주연 배우들의 코멘터리 참석!!
- 2016년 가장 강렬한 역대급 캐스팅을 만나다!
- 치고 받다 보니 ‘좋아요’ 이미연+유아인
- 붙어 있다 보니 ‘좋아요’ 김주혁+최지우
- 연락 하다 보니 ‘좋아요’ 강하늘+이솜
- 캐릭터 싱크로율 100%, 역대급 커플 탄생!

잘 나가는 작가와 더 잘 나가는 스타
사랑 잃은 노총각과 집 잃은 노처녀
연애 초짜 작곡가와 밀당 고수 PD

대책 없이 ‘좋아요’를 누르다가 진짜 좋아져버린
내 생애 가장 설레는 로맨스

2016년, 이제는 말하세요.
“좋아해줘.”
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Professional Review of "Like for Likes (DVD) (Korea Version)"

October 6, 2016

Korean director Park Hyun-jin (Lovers of Six Years) returns with Like for Likes, a contemporary romantic comedy written by Yoo Young-ah (Miracle in Cell No. 7), with a focus on the use of social media. The film boasts an impressive cast of big names, including Choi Ji-woo (Actresses), Lee Mi-yeon (A Company Man), Kim Joo-hyuk (The Servant), Yoo Ah-in (The Throne), Esom (Scarlet Innocence) and Kang Ha-neul (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet) as a trio of couples going through the usual relationship ups and downs.

The lives of the three duos intertwine, linked together by the characters all having some connection with each other and with the film and television industry – Yoo Ah-in plays No Jin-woo, an arrogant young actor who made his name working on a hit series for screenwriter and producer Cho Kyung-ah (Lee Mi-yeon), with whom he had a one-night stand despite the difference in their ages. Having recently completed his military service and in high demand for his next role, No is shocked to find that Cho now has a young child, which he becomes convinced is his. Meanwhile, Cho's assistant Jang Na-yeon (Esom) has romantic problems of her own, having fallen for a songwriter and composer called Lee Soo-ho (Kang Ha-neul), their courtship being complicated by his struggling to deal with a hearing problem. Jang frequents a local Japanese restaurant, whose owner Jung Sung-chan (Kim Joo-hyuk) finds himself single after being dumped by his fiancée, and ends up sharing an apartment with flight attendant Ham Joo-ran (Choi Ji-woo). Despite their initial animosity, the two soon become close friends, which threatens to develop into something more serious.

Korean romantic comedies tend to be a very generic bunch, rarely deviating from the accepted formula, and Like for Likes certainly doesn't buck the trend, following the usual checklist from start to finish, right down to its extended airport-set finale. As its title suggests, the film's only real innovation, if it could be called that, is its use of social media as a plot gimmick, which Park Hyun-jin milks for as much zeitgeist as possible, with plenty of messages and posts popping up on screen throughout. To be fair, though the film's constant namedropping of Facebook is rather gratuitous, this works well enough, scribe Yoo Young-ah having at least attempted to write it properly into the script.

This aside, the film is in general marked chiefly by its super-niceness, with a complete absence of any kind of life-threatening drama or anything even remotely nasty or mean-spirited. There's a bright and breezy feel throughout, and Like for Likes is nothing if not amiable, Park never taking things too seriously or having delusions of grandeur beyond giving genre fans exactly what they want. With it being clear to the viewer from early on that the three couples are all a good fit, the fun here mainly comes from seeing how long it takes the characters to realise this themselves, resulting in plenty of daft misunderstandings and comical wooing, most of which is surprisingly funny. The film also benefits from a well-constructed and fast-moving narrative, Yoo weaving together the three stories skilfully and efficiently, holding the interest despite a few moments of groan-inducing contrivance.

Ultimately it's the cast who carry the film, the six leads all being on very charismatic form, making up for their characters' lack of depth with likeability. All three of the main love stories and pairings engage, and though the film misses the chance to explore interesting topics such as age gaps, disability and later-life relationships, there's a pleasing lack of sappy melodrama, with a few reasonably moving moments scattered throughout. Among the cast Choi Ji-woo and Lee Mi-yeon deliver the best performances, both being nominated for Most Popular Actress at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, and the film wins points for providing the two with well-written characters that're more substantial than the kind of female roles which often populate such fare.

Though Like for Likes isn't really a film that's likely to appeal to viewers outside the Korean romantic comedy crowd, it’s one of the better examples of the form of late, and certainly one of the sweetest-natured. Forgettable and the very definition of froth, it's nevertheless a couple of hours of charming fun, with its all-star cast helping to lift things up several notches.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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Customer Review of "Like for Likes (DVD) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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January 15, 2018

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Like attracted to like (a.k.a Love) Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Although the title’s words harken back to the like minded ‘followers’ and ‘chorus’ of clever, popular Athenian sophists and orators of ancient Greece (or Greek philosopher Anaxagoras’s ‘all living things and their attractions of like to like’), likewise, the ‘Like’ amidst the double set of characters here suggest like minded ‘lovers’ and their objects of love, than the chorus of approving friends modern people can acquire through social media. Although here lovers that mirror the other with possible opposites (or maybe more so the ‘other halves’ relating to the amusing speech of Aristophanes in Plato’s Symposium) by such the scene with Joo-Ran (Ji_woo Choi) and Seong-Chan (Joo-Hyuk Kim) as they sip their cans of beer in like synchronicity, possibly contemplating their personal differences. But wise motion towards lofty things are put on hold as modern love rules and our fumbling, woeful and humorous duets dance into dramatic situations of projected desperation, blunder, invariability, difference and personal fate.

Soo-ho (Ha-Neul Kang) a songwriter who being deaf after a car accident and a highly skilled lip reader, nevertheless, never finds his opposite love until fated to meet drama series producer Na-Yeon (Esom), but afraid she could reject him by his ‘defect’. Popular actor Jin-Woo (Ah-In Yoo) desired by many a chorus of fans after returning from military duty disputes with screenwriter Kyung-Ah (Mi-Yeon Lee) not only about him performing in her new drama, but also about the blood father of her child - as both held a past passionate relationship. Then there's the synchronising beer drinkers Seong-Chan, who runs a Japanese restaurant and ditched by his fiance shares his leased apartment with ‘out on a limb’ flight stewardess Joo-Ran.

As like scene cuts to like scene these mini ‘plays within a play’ amidst the whole no doubt display another (re)telling of the parts of love (or love’s poverty), sometimes succumbing to mild madness but mirroring the lofty ‘madness’ of Divine Love that pursuers of such Love crave the one noble virtuous thing - unfettered happiness with knowledge. Which sentimentally this film offers good mirth from Ji-Woo and Joo-Hyuk and a cast of splendid actors. Its a warm and friendly fuzzy film contrasted amidst modern social upheavals and dismissive coveted ploys. A gentle goodness with a dramatic signpost of methodical display for its followers to like and mimic perhaps.
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